Over the past couple of months, the so-called Qutub Minar in Delhi has been making headlines across the country as reports of idols of gods and goddesses and various symbols relating to Hinduism and Jainism. According to reports, a pillar of the disputed structure currently known as the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque in the so-called Qutub Minar complex has a statue. There has been an attempt to identify it for years but now archaeologist Dharamveer Sharma has identified this idol as that of Narasimha Bhagwan and devotee Prahlad.
Dharamveer Sharma, who served as the regional director of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), claims that the statue dates back to the period of the Pratihara kings in the 8th-9th centuries. We tried to identify it for years, and after a lot of effort, the archaeologist has now identified this statue.
It is claimed that the idol is 1200 years old and dates back to the time of Kings Pratihara or King Anangpal. It was identified by Dharamveer Sharma, former regional director of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). He claimed that the idol dates back to the 8th or 9th century. At that time, it was the rule of the Pratihara kings and King Anangpal I. Mihir Bhoja was the most majestic king among the Pratihara kings. Photographs of this idol were sent to expert archaeologists in the country for special study. He said it is the rarest idol of Lord Narasimha.
Renowned archaeologist Sharma said: “So far we have only seen the statue of Lord Narsinmha in which Hiranyakashyapu is shown being held on his knees and the Asura is shown being snatched by Lord Narasimha with his fingernails. But in this idol it is shown that when the angry Lord Narsinmha killed Hiranyakashyapu, the earth started burning due to his anger. The gods then prayed to the devotee Prahlada because he was the beloved of Lord Narsimha and only he could calm the anger of Lord Narasimha. Prahlad then started praying to Lord Narsinmha. So happy, Lord Narsinmha took Prahlad on his lap and calmed down.
Dharamvir Sharma was the regional excavation manager in Delhi. Speaking about the idol, Tarun Vijay, chairman of the National Monuments Authority, said the statue identified in the Qutub Minar is amazing. This idol is a special point of attraction for the religious and research community. Photographs of this idol were sent to expert archaeologists in the country for special study.
It is noted that Narasimha Puja is practiced with great devotion all over India. All of Lord Jagannath‘s special pujas in Puri are performed in the nearby temple of Narasimha. Lord Narasimha is also a symbol of punishing evil and decorum breaker in every situation.